Governance

As an independent organisation funded by the NSW Government, strong and accountable governance is core to our duty to transparently and responsibly serve the public interest.

G1 Item 1

The Greater Sydney Commission’s three committees are established by the Greater Sydney Commission Act. They are:

  1. Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for preparing a District Plan for each of the six districts of Greater Sydney, as well as updates, reviews and revisions of those District Plans, and reviewing and updating the Greater Sydney Regional Plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney.

 

Membership

 

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Deputy and Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • Relevant District Commissioner for matters in their district.
  1. Infrastructure Delivery Committee

The Infrastructure Delivery Committee’s role is to provide information, advice and regular reports on the infrastructure requirements needed to support housing and employment opportunities in the Greater Sydney region and to advise and assist the Commission in regard to any of its other functions. The Infrastructure Delivery Committee is to prepare annual Infrastructure Priority Lists and Infrastructure Delivery Plans for priority growth areas, as and when required.

 

Membership

 

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Deputy and Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner.

The Secretaries of the following state government departments:

  • NSW Department of Planning and Environment
  • Transport for NSW
  • NSW Treasury
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • NSW Department of Education.

District Commissioners can also be invited to discuss matters relating to their districts.

  1. Finance and Governance Committee

This committee:

  • Advises and assists the Commission on any of its functions
  • Advises and assists the Minister for Planning on Greater Sydney’s environmental, social and economic performance
  • Develops clear metrics to monitor and report on Greater Sydney’s environmental, social and economic performance (called the ‘the Dashboard’)
  • Administers the Grants Programs of the Department of Planning and Environment, such as the Metropolitan Greenspace Program which supports local government in improving regionally significant open space.

 

Membership

 

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Deputy and Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner.

G1 Item 2

Greater Sydney Commission Meeting minutes

The Greater Sydney Commission is required to publish minutes of its full Commission meetings. Minutes are endorsed at the next Commission meeting, prior to publication.

Document title
Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission
Minutes of the 13 July 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission
Minutes of the 13 September 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission
Minutes of the 18 November 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission
Minutes of the 14 February 2017 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission

Greater Sydney Commission Quarterly Reports to the Minister for Planning

The Commission has a statutory requirement to report on progress to the Minister on a quarterly basis, commencing on 30 June 2016.

Document title
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 1 - 31 July 2016
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 2 - 1 August to 31 October 2016
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 3 - 1 November to 31 December 2016
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 4 - 1 January to 31 March 2017

Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report

The Greater Sydney Commission’s inaugural Annual Report is now available. This covers the period from commencement of operations to 30 June 2016.

Document title
Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2015/2016

G1 Item 3

Greater Sydney Commission staff are required to comply with polices adopted by the Department of Planning and Environment, on the basis that references to “the Department” in such policies are to be considered as references to "the Greater Sydney Commission".

These policies can be found on the Department of Planning and Environment website.

As the Commission evolves, it is intended to adopt bespoke Commission policies, but the robust policies of the Department of Planning and Environment will always be used as a starting point.